Warning: Do Not Put Valuables in Checked Baggage
Just a note to everyone who has an upcoming international trip planned. Please do not put any of your valuable items - cell phones, cameras, optics, etc. in your checked luggage. A client of ours recently returned from South Africa - he had placed his camera in his checked baggage and it was lifted out of his bag - not only did he lose his camera but also all of his safari photos on the memory card that was inside! Last summer we also had clients who put their cell phone and camera with memory card in checked baggage only to find them missing when they returned home. Both of these instances were on different airlines and routing but both flights originated from Jo-burg. It's better to be safe than sorry!